McGeorge School of Law

Tia Boatman Patterson Alumni Spotlight

April 5, 2016

Tia Boatman Patterson, '94

Tia Boatman Patterson, '94


Tia Boatman Patterson, Executive Director of the California Housing Finance Agency, promotes CalHFA's mission to create and finance progressive housing solutions. She engages mortgage lenders, affordable housing developers, state and local agencies, advocacy organizations, public officials and private financing markets so that more Californians will have a place to call home. Under her direction, CalHFA has increased single family lending from essentially zero to more than $1 billion, closed multifamily and Mental Health Services Act loans worth $119 million with another $200 million in Conduit Issuance.

Ms. Boatman Patterson previously served on the CalHFA board of directors and was general counsel for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency. She served as special assistant to the Speaker of the California State Assembly, providing policy expertise and advice on matters before the Assembly Committees on Housing and Community Development, and Jobs and Economic Development.

Ms. Boatman Patterson received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Diego State University, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Watch a video of Tia saying why she chose McGeorge.